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The modern girl  by Diana K. Holmes

The modern girl

Diana K. Holmes

Book

Two women, ninety years apart, and an abandoned house that holds the key to a secret. When Frances Stewart wins a beauty pageant in 1931, she also wins a Hollywood screen test which enables her to leave behind her staid Victorian lifestyle in New Zealand...

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The matriarch by Witi Ihimaera

The matriarch

Witi Ihimaera

eBook

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Bulibasha by Witi Ihimaera

Bulibasha

Witi Ihimaera

eBook

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Witi Ihimaera by Witi Ihimaera

Witi Ihimaera

Witi Ihimaera

eBook

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The dream swimmer by Witi Ihimaera

The dream swimmer

Witi Ihimaera

eBook

Continues the odyssey of Tama Mahana, grandson and heir to the matriarch, as he takes up the mantle of leadership, along with his grandmother's battles with the Pakeha. But at every step Tamatea is thwarted, by deceit, deception and intrigue, and by the...

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One little lie  by Carne Maxwell

One little lie

Carne Maxwell

Book

"Nineteen-year-old Melissa and her three friends, Katrina, Belinda and Alison, take up an offer of work for the Christmas holidays on Melissa's uncle's tomato farm on Waiheke Island. The girls can't wait to swap their university days for the carefree...

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Retribution  by Christina O'Reilly

Retribution

Christina O'Reilly

Book

"A young woman has been murdered on Ripton Beach. DSS 'Archie' Baldrick and DC Ben Travers eventually identify the body as that of Lucy Martin, who has been renting a bach in the area. Her husband, Oliver, seems to know very little about his wife or ...

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Four comic novellas  by Bob Jones

Four comic novellas

Bob Jones

Book

"Four brilliant, original and funny novellas that will outrage and provoke readers' thoughts about modern life. Designed to be collected and for gift giving, this collection of sharp-witted tales on modern life will entertain and enthrall in the manner...

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The other girl by Cesca. author. Major

The other girl

Cesca. author. Major

Audio CD

1942, New Zealand. Edith's been locked away for a long time. She was just five years old when she was sent to Seacliff Lunatic Asylum. Fifteen years later, she has few memories of her life before the asylum, but longs for one beyond it. When she survives...

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A dance with fate by Juliet Marillier

A dance with fate

Juliet Marillier

Audio CD

An accident. A forfeit of freedom. A descent into danger. Liobhan, the young warrior and bard, has lost her brother to the Otherworld. Even more determined to gain a place as an elite fighter, she returns to Swan Island to continue her training. But Liobhan...

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Escape path lighting  by John Newton

Escape path lighting

John Newton

Book

"A drunken poet obliged to choose between Art and Love. What could possibly go wrong? Rock Oyster Island. It's a slack kind of place, but that's the way the locals like it: lifestyle farmers, pensioned-off bikers, seekers and healers, meth cooks and ...

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Das Lied der Maori by Sarah Lark

Das Lied der Maori

Sarah Lark

eBook

Neuseeland, 1893: William Martyn ist gebildeter und kultivierter als die übliche Klientel, die es auf der Suche nach Gold nach Queenstown verschlägt. Kein Wunder, denn Will ist der Sohn irischer Landadeliger. Die temperamentvolle Elaine verliebt sich...

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The Jacaranda house by Deborah Challinor

The Jacaranda house

Deborah Challinor

Audio CD

"Deborah Challinor returns with a spellbinding novel about a woman living in Sydney's notorious King's Cross in 1964. Polly Manaia is living in Sydney's notorious Kings Cross, working as an exotic dancer. She's desperate to bring her young daughter to...

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Victory Park  by Rachel (Novelist) author. Kerr

Victory Park

Rachel (Novelist) author. Kerr

Book

Kara lives in Victory Park council flats with her young son, just making a living by minding other people's kids - her nightly smoke on the fire escape the only time she can drop her guard and imagine something better. But the truth is life is threadbare...

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Remote sympathy  by Catherine Chidgey

Remote sympathy

Catherine Chidgey

Book

"Moving away from their lovely apartment in Munich isn’t nearly as wrenching an experience for Frau Greta Hahn as she had feared. Their new home is even lovelier than the one they left behind, and best of all – right on their doorstep – are some of the...

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King Solomon's deadly legacy  by John Fergusson

King Solomon's deadly legacy

John Fergusson

Book

"King Solomon of Israel left a time bomb we're ignoring. British scientist and atheist Simon Archer heads to Malaysia seeking a cure for his daughter's leukemia. But he finds himself trapped in the time of King Solomon among a people who love God. Shocked...

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No white lies  by Dan (Thriller novelist) Eaton

No white lies

Dan (Thriller novelist) Eaton

Book

"What would you do for success? Would you lie? Would you cheat? Would you kill? Award-winning journalist Will McCormick has it all. Money, a beautiful family, and a house in the picture-perfect resort of Queenstown. Will also has a dark secret. The story...

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Blood never lies  by Penelope Haines

Blood never lies

Penelope Haines

Book

"All families have stories. All families have history reaching back across time to the ones who came before. In the ninth century, an Irish healer rescues a Viking warrior from the sea. Can the story of Ciarnat and Thorkell reach through time and affect...

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Duplicity  by Nicky. author. Webber

Duplicity

Nicky. author. Webber

Book

This book tells the unique true-life story of Sophia Huston. Set in Sydney's upper echelons, Sophia offers love-for-sale to high society's elite businessmen. Born into eye-watering wealth, Sophia is intelligent, stunning, and a charming sophisticate....

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The Forger and the thief  by Kirsten McKenzie

The Forger and the thief

Kirsten McKenzie

Book

A wife on the run, a student searching for stolen art, a cleaner who has lined more than his pockets, a policeman whose career is almost over, and a guest who should never have received a wedding invite. Five strangers, entangled in the forger’s wicked...

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The Dacian enigma  by Charles Edward Williams

The Dacian enigma

Charles Edward Williams

Book

The sly deceit of the Dacian king unleashes an Emperor's revenge. A soldier learns the wily crafts of war and politics as he rises through the ranks of the legendary Legion of Gemina. Overreaching ambition lays the framework for fissures within the R...

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Dance Prone  by David Coventry

Dance Prone

David Coventry

Book

"During their 1985 tour, two events of hatred and stupidity forever change the lives of a band's four members. Neues Bauen, a post-hardcore Illinois group homing in on their own small fame, head on with frontman Conrad Wells sexually assaulted and gu...

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The crime of Huey Dunstan by James McNeish

The crime of Huey Dunstan

James McNeish

eBook

How do I describe him? Bubbly, mischievous. Surly, uncooperative. Happy-go-lucky, straightforward. Devious, calculating? Professor Chesney - Ches for short - recalls a court case in which he was an expert witness. At its centre is Huey Dunstan, a young...

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Blood men by Paul Cleave

Blood men

Paul Cleave

eBook

Edward Hunter is a family man with a beautiful wife and daughter, a great job, a bright future, and a very dark past. Edward's father is a man of blood. He's been in jail for twenty years and he's never coming out. Edward has struggled his entire life...

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Answering to the caul  by Ted. author. Dawe

Answering to the caul

Ted. author. Dawe

Book

This is a novel about a man who feels he is protected by a supernatural force manifested by his having been born in a caul. He cannot die by drowning. He tests this many times as he grows up but later he discovers that each intervention has resulted in...

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While the fantail lives  by Alan Titchall

While the fantail lives

Alan Titchall

Book

"Eleven-year-old Robert Smith narratives a colourful anti-war story set in a village in the centre of the North Island, on the eve of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October, 1962. The legacy of World War Two hangs over the little hydro village as its residents...

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The silence of snow  by Eileen (Haematologist) Merriman

The silence of snow

Eileen (Haematologist) Merriman

Book

"A compelling medical novel about facing one's demons, self-prescribing and finding the strength to carry on, even when it seems that all is lost. Anaesthetic Fellow Rory McBride is adrift. Since a routine procedure went horribly wrong, he has been plagued...

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The tally stick  by Carl Nixon

The tally stick

Carl Nixon

Book

"Up on the highway, the only evidence that the Chamberlains had ever been there was two smeared tyre tracks in the mud leading into the almost undamaged screen of bushes and trees. No other cars passed that way until after dawn. By that time the tracks...

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The radicals  by Marolyn Krasner

The radicals

Marolyn Krasner

Book

After twenty-five years of extremist feminist activism, D is on probation for assaulting homophobes and she is becoming something she never wanted to be: respectable. D's mom and girlfriend hope her life as leader of the feminist collective Pussy Power...

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Threads of gold  by Jude Thomas

Threads of gold

Jude Thomas

Book

"Power and passion in a young country: the continuing story of a New Zealand woman ahead of her time. Billie is society’s darling, living in style on the Otago Peninsula in the flourishing 1890s. She is in the thick of the action: women’s suffrage, w...

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Heir to Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier

Heir to Sevenwaters

Juliet Marillier

eBook

After her newborn brother is kidnapped under her care, Clodoagh must enter the shadowy Otherworld and confront its powerful ruling prince in order to recover the heir to Sevenwaters.

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Sleep in the Woods by Dorothy Eden

Sleep in the Woods

Dorothy Eden

eBook

This classic romantic novel about a woman and a land that can never be tamed is Dorothy Eden at her spellbinding best Poor, orphaned Briar Johnson serves as maid to two gently reared young women on their voyage from London to New Zealand, a land their...

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Ventiforms  by Sean Monaghan

Ventiforms

Sean Monaghan

eBook

"The windy, parched planet Zepheirre discourages visitors. Actively. Tailé Aronsen's mission to find her son strikes problems from the moment she arrives in orbit. But the extraordinary Ventiform sculptures might reveal more than they hide. If Tailé can...

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Into the void  by Christina O'Reilly

Into the void

Christina O'Reilly

Book

"How easy is it for a man to simply disappear? When rural banker Richard Harper is reported missing, DSS John (Archie) Baldrick and DC Ben Travers are drawn into the tangled details of the man's life. Would Harper really have chosen to leave his seriously...

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Secundus  by Paul W. Feenstra

Secundus

Paul W. Feenstra

Book

"When Mellester Manor, a small peaceful hamlet in southern England, is overcome by a catastrophic disaster, Odo and Charlotte's life is in absolute turmoil. With Sir Gweir, Lord of Mellester Manor, away in Ireland fighting alongside King Henry II, Mellester...

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The murder club  by Nikki Crutchley

The murder club

Nikki Crutchley

Book

"When the first letter arrives saying that 'tonight it begins', journalist Miller Hatcher ignores it. But then the body of a murdered woman is discovered, strangled, a scarf around her neck.Cassie Hughes has always vowed to find the man who murdered ...

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Pet  by Kathryn van Beek

Pet

Kathryn van Beek

Book

Pet is a dark and humorous short story collection that explores our relationships with children, lovers, and other animals. In these 18 stories we meet a girl in a standoff with the neighbourhood goose killer, a druggy who turns possums into pop cu...

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Crying trees = rakau tangi : a bushman's story  by Irene Swadling

Crying trees = rakau tangi : a bushman's story

Irene Swadling

Book

"Drawn from the experiences of workers in the timber-milling industry in the King Country bush in the 1930's. this novel is seen through the eyes of Nick downs. He is a young man who has much to learn when taken unwillingly from his apprenticeship as...

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Then she roars  by Vanessa author. Evetts

Then she roars

Vanessa author. Evetts

Book

What happens when the best and worst days of your life collide? Can joy and despair coexist? Life and death? Avery Bishop has a life worthy of envy: a high-profile career, a fit, strong body and a healthy dose of self-confidence. When a routine chec...

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The night of all souls by Philippa Swan

The night of all souls

Philippa Swan

Large Print

"Hugely acclaimed during her lifetime, writer Edith Wharton is back - with the most extraordinary opportunity. Summoned to a room in the afterlife, Edith finds the manuscript of a new novella inspired by her life. A letter from her one-time editor ad...

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State Highway One  by Sam Coley

State Highway One

Sam Coley

Book

"This is what I want to do. I want to go home. I want you to come with me. 'I want to go from here...' Finger on Cape Reinga. '..to here.' Finger at the bottom of Stewart Island, right at the bottom of the map. It's been years since Alex was in...

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Clearing of the mist  by Owen Clough

Clearing of the mist

Owen Clough

Book

"Thirty years have passed since Sam, and his mates went through the mist to the year 1863. Thirty years ago Sam received his head wounds in the attack on Auckland. Since then Sam's memory had not returned. Until a disastrous trip to Rhodesia with his...

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A dance with fate  by Juliet Marillier

A dance with fate

Juliet Marillier

Book

"A young woman who is a bard--and a warrior--seeks to repay her debts and settle scores in this thrilling historical fantasy series. The young warrior and bard Liobhan has lost her brother to the Otherworld. Even more determined to gain a place as an...

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The death ray debacle  by David McGill

The death ray debacle

David McGill

Book

"In June 1935 Takapuna inventor Victor Penny was attacked by foreign agents seeking what the newspapers dubbed a 'death ray'. The government secretly shifted him to Somes Island in Wellington harbour to develop the weapon. The novel of this true story...

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Year's best Aotearoa New Zealand science fiction & fantasy. V2

Year's best Aotearoa New Zealand science fiction & fantasy. V2

Book

"Ancient myths go high-tech a decade after the New New Zealand Wars. Safe homes and harbours turn to strangeness within and without.Splintered selves come together again – or not. Twelve authors. Thirteen stories. The best short science fiction and f...

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Year's best Aotearoa New Zealand science fiction & fantasy. V1

Year's best Aotearoa New Zealand science fiction & fantasy. V1

Book

"Collected together for the first time, the very best science fiction and fantasy short stories published by New Zealand authors in 2018"--Publisher information.

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The telling time  by P. J. McKay

The telling time

P. J. McKay

Book

"When secrets demand to be told... Two young women, a generation apart, travel to opposite sides of the world on fraught journeys of self-discovery. 1958: Gabrijela yearns to escape the confines of bleak post-war Yugoslavia and her tiny fishing community,...

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The undertaker's apprentice  by Geraldine Oliver

The undertaker's apprentice

Geraldine Oliver

Book

Dartel was going to be an AB*, a living legend, until the accident that killed his best mate Peejay. Peejay's death changed everything. Dartel found himself working for the undertaker who took charge of Peejay's funeral. This wasn't the future he'd dreamed...

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Soldiers  by Tom Remiger

Soldiers

Tom Remiger

Book

Breen sometimes thought sourly that Tiger Jackson would have made a good fascist. He told unreliable stories, he liked power and admiration, and he had all three military virtues- self-belief, luck, and an eye for the main chance. Despite all this, Breen...

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The chieftain's curse by Frances Housden

The chieftain's curse

Frances Housden

eBook

Euan McArthur is a chieftain in need of an heir. While still a young a warrior, Euan incites the fury of a witch. She retaliates with a curse that no wife will ever bear him an heir. As he buries his third wife and yet another bonnie stillborn son, Euan...

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Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh

Lord of the Abyss

Nalini Singh

eBook

Liliana, the daughter an evil Blood Sorcerer, must help Micah, the Dark Lord who condemns souls to damnation in the Abyss, remember that he is the last heir of Elden and its only hope for survival.

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Soldier of fortune by Shelley Munro

Soldier of fortune

Shelley Munro

eBook

Joanna "Mac" McGregor loves her father, and she'll do anything to keep him safe after Alzheimer's starts to steal his mind. That takes money, and Mac uses her only skills—those of soldiering—when she takes up a security contract in Iraq. She doesn't have...

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Bound by marriage by Nalini Singh

Bound by marriage

Nalini Singh

eBook

"A deal with the devil... How else to describe the pact Jessica Randall had made with wealthy New Zealand rancher Gabe Dumont? In exchange for marriage and an heir, he would save her family property. The agreement was calculating, completely devoid of...

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Catching the last tram by Susan Holt

Catching the last tram

Susan Holt

eAudiobook

Beth's commute could lead to love - unless mysterious forces win. After moving house, lonely librarian Beth meets Isaac - a handsome man with timeless manners - on her way to work. Sharing the same antiquated tram day after day, the pair become close...

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The air that we breathe  by Kara. author. Douglas

The air that we breathe

Kara. author. Douglas

Book

"In 1961 Italian immigrants Abele and Maria Moretti settle into life in Wittenoom, Western Australia. They are promised a financially secure future working in an asbestos mine in the harsh and desolate outback. Despite health warnings to management, the...

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Shifting currents  by Joanna Orwin

Shifting currents

Joanna Orwin

Book

"It is 1853. Widowed Lydia Boulcott has remarried, hoping to escape her shameful past. An isolated new life in the kauri forests of New Zealand's Far North offers the chance of a respectable future for her and her five-year-old daughter, Hannah. To her...

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The swimmers  by Chloe Lane

The swimmers

Chloe Lane

Book

"Erin's mother has motor neurone disease and has decided to take her fate into her own hands. As Erin looks back at her twenty-six-year-old self, she can finally tell the story of the unimaginable task she faced one winter"--Back cover.

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Mellons Bay  by Suzanne Singleton

Mellons Bay

Suzanne Singleton

Book

"MELLONS BAY is a story of relationships and family. It depicts life in colonial Auckland, change and adaptation in a new land, heartache, hope, love and loss. It is also a fictionalised account of the author's great-great-grandparents.The book traces...

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Going home  by Carole Brungar

Going home

Carole Brungar

Book

"When Ronnie McIlroy volunteers to spend twelve months nursing in a South Vietnamese hospital, she's ill-prepared for a poverty-stricken country at war. Neither weak nor faint-hearted, she's way out of her comfort zone. American pilot, Joseph Hunter Jr,...

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Sprigs  by Brannavan Gnanalingam

Sprigs

Brannavan Gnanalingam

Book

It is Saturday afternoon and two boys' schools are locked in battle for college rugby supremacy. Priya - a fifteen year old who barely belongs - watches from the sidelines. Then it is Saturday night and the team is partying, Priya's friends have evaporated...

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Poker chips and poison  by Rodney Strong

Poker chips and poison

Rodney Strong

Book

If old age doesn't get her..the murderer will. 97 year old Alice Atkinson should be comfortably living out her days at the Silvermoon Retirement Village. But she's bored. A lifetime of living in the grey area between right and wrong means that winning...

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Missing on Lion Rock  by Patricia Snelling

Missing on Lion Rock

Patricia Snelling

Book

"Sandy Barrett's hiking escapades were usually uneventful and relaxing, until the day she risked her life saving a trapped seagull and tumbled down a 100m cliff. After tree branches miraculously broke her fall, her body lay battered on a rocky ledge....

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The stone wētā  by Octavia Cade

The stone wētā

Octavia Cade

Book

We talk about the tyranny of distance a lot in this country. That distance will not save us. With governments denying climate science, scientists from affected countries and organisations are forced to traffic data to ensure the preservation of research...

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It happened on Fifth Street  by Robyn Pearce

It happened on Fifth Street

Robyn Pearce

Book

"1837. America. A hidden letter. Family secrets. And Alf - determined to uncover them. 2015. New Zealand. A forgotten tin trunk. An old coin. And Abigail - searching through ancient documents. What were her ancestors hiding? Something dangerous, it s...

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Biopsies  by Greg Judkins

Biopsies

Greg Judkins

Book

In a diverse community in South Auckland, a Serbian refugee struggles with post-natal depression, a Vietnamese boy with a deformed hand is asked to interpret for his grandmother and becomes burdened with a tragic secret, and a doctor becomes reluctan...

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Motel view by Forbes Williams

Motel view

Forbes Williams

Book

First published in 1992, Motel View was acclaimed by reviewers and shortlisted for the 1993 Wattie Award, but it remains Forbes Williams' only book (so far) and is something of a lost classic. "Readers of Sport know about Williams, a regular contributor...

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In the memorial room by Janet Frame

In the memorial room

Janet Frame

eBook

"Harry Gill, a moderately successful writer of historical fiction, has been awarded the annual Watercress-Armstrong Fellowship; a living memorial' to the poet, Margaret Rose Hurndell. He arrives in the small French village of Menton, where Hurndell once...

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Magpie hall by Rachael King

Magpie hall

Rachael King

eBook

There were two rumours surrounding Henry Summers: one, that his cabinet of curiosities drove him mad; and, two, that he murdered his first wife. Rosemary Summers is an amateur taxidermist and a passionate collector of tattoos. To her, both activities...

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Limestone by Fiona Farrell

Limestone

Fiona Farrell

eBook

Clare Lacey is on a quest. In Ireland to attend an Art History conference, she sets out to find her father who walked out one day to buy a pack of cigarettes when she was a child, and disappeared. She is urged on her way by chance encounters: with a woman...

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La Rochelle's road by Tanya Moir

La Rochelle's road

Tanya Moir

eBook

This is a story of settling in a new land, of hardship, resilience and of love.In 1866, Daniel Peterson and his family give up their comfortable life in London for an unseen farm on Banks Peninsula. Daniel plans to make a fortune growing grass-seed; until...

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Knotted by Michelle Holman

Knotted

Michelle Holman

eBook

Danny (short for Danneka) Lawson, who's struggling to pay a mortgage, raise her twin sister's orphaned children and hold down a full-time job as charge nurse in a busy A&E department. When the children's American uncle, Ross Fabello, contacts her out...

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Heart of coal by Jenny Pattrick

Heart of coal

Jenny Pattrick

eBook

Eighteen years have passed since the child Rose arrived on Denniston, riding up the terrifying Incline on a stormy night. She has now grown into a young woman, intelligent and talented, with an outrageous zest for life. The trauma of her early years ...

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Gith by Chris Else

Gith

Chris Else

eBook

Ken McUrran runs a service station in a small town. He's an ordinary kiwi bloke who wants an ordinary kiwi life. Trouble enters his life when a young Austrian hitch-hiker disappears. Ken's niece, Gith, saw the car the young woman back-packer was picked...

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The garden party  by Katherine Mansfield

The garden party

Katherine Mansfield

eBook

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From under the overcoat by Sue Orr

From under the overcoat

Sue Orr

eBook

"This collection of vivid, accessible, contemporary stories can be read purely for the immense pleasure they offer. However, the stories can also be read for the way they explore elements from earlier works: from Maori myth and fairy tale to masterpieces...

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For everyone concerned by Damien Wilkins

For everyone concerned

Damien Wilkins

eBook

Witty and acute, thisdaringcollection of stories is a sharp-eyed look at modern relationships and the pressures and delights of everyday life.With control and humor,this ensemble of fables, satires, notes to self, snapshots, andvignettes from one of ...

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Dance with fate by Juliet Marillier

Dance with fate

Juliet Marillier

eBook

The young warrior and bard Liobhan has lost her brother to the Otherworld. Even more determined to gain a place as an elite fighter, she returns to Swan Island to continue her training. But Liobhan is devastated when her comrade Dau is injured and loses...

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False scent by Ngaio Marsh

False scent

Ngaio Marsh

eBook

Mary Bellamy, darling of the London stage, holds a 50th birthday party, a gala for everyone who loves her and fears her power. Then someone uses a deadly insect spray on Mary instead of the azaleas. The suspects, all very theatrically, are playing the...

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Etiquette for a dinner party by Sue Orr

Etiquette for a dinner party

Sue Orr

eBook

An ageing taxi driver reflects on mortality and the choices he made in life as he indulges in a clandestine Italian feast. The friend of a dying woman delivers a sardonic commentary on the frenetic ritual of cake-baking that precedes death and grief....

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Dreamboat Dad by Alan Duff

Dreamboat Dad

Alan Duff

eBook

"Yank is an ordinary enough teenager, except that he lives in a thermal wonderland frequented by tourists eager to view the geysers and boiling mud, and that one of those tourists (an American soldier visiting during the Second World War) was his father....

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The Denniston rose by Jenny Pattrick

The Denniston rose

Jenny Pattrick

eBook

Set in the 1880s. The bleak coal-mining settlement of Denniston, isolated high on a plateau above New Zealand's West Coast, is a place that makes or breaks those who live there. The only way to reach the makeshift collection of huts, tents and saloons...

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The jacaranda house by Deborah Challinor

The jacaranda house

Deborah Challinor

eBook

Bestselling author Deborah Challinor returns with a spellbinding novel about a woman living in Sydney's notorious King's Cross in 1964. Polly Manaia is living in Sydney's notorious Kings Cross, working as an exotic dancer. She's desperate to bring her...

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Paint your wife by Lloyd Jones

Paint your wife

Lloyd Jones

eBook

Once, long ago when the men were away at the war, Alma began painting portraits of the women of the town in lieu of payment for catching all the rats. His special favourite was Alice, who returned his attentions. Her husband George came home from the...

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Caging skies by Christine Leunens

Caging skies

Christine Leunens

eBook

Little by little, Elsa leaked out of her enclosure, strayed out into every corner of the house . . . In my bed at night, she switched places with me, she enjoying the softness of my bed, and I finding myself cramped up in her airless niche.' This...

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The boss's Christmas seduction by Yvonne Lindsay

The boss's Christmas seduction

Yvonne Lindsay

eBook

From inside her cubicle walls, Holly Christmas had secretly pined for Connor Knight, craving just one evening of incendiary passion with the elusive millionaire. So when Connor sought a few hours of solace in his virgin secretary's arms, she readily ...

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After Z-hour by Elizabeth Knox

After Z-hour

Elizabeth Knox

eBook

Stranded by a South Island storm, six people usurp the stillness of an old house. As they tell the fragments of their story, a seventh voice responds: a young New Zealand serviceman who died in 1920, soon after his return from France. As the storm deepens,...

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Second Chances by Charity Norman

Second Chances

Charity Norman

eBook

A rich and warm novel of family, divided loyalties and complicated relationships - for readers who love Jodi Picoult or Caroline Overington.

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The captive wife by Fiona Kidman

The captive wife

Fiona Kidman

eBook

When Betty Guard steps ashore in Sydney, in 1834, she meets with a heroine's welcome. Her survival during a four-month kidnapping ordeal amongst Taranaki Maori is hailed as nothing short of a miracle. But questions about what really happened slowly s...

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Head over heels by Felicity Price

Head over heels

Felicity Price

eBook

Rushing from one crisis to another, Penny Rushmore has a name to live up to, coping with a demanding job and still adapting to a life without her husband Steve. The first set-back comes when she hears that the glamorous young woman Steve took off with...

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Inheritance by Jenny Pattrick

Inheritance

Jenny Pattrick

eBook

"Elena catches a glimpse of her friend Jeanie Roper in a New Zealand art gallery. It is twenty-three years since Jeanie suddenly disappeared. They had been close when Jeanie lived in Samoa with her bullying husband and gentle father. But why is Jeanie...

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Owen Marshall selected stories by Owen Marshall

Owen Marshall selected stories

Owen Marshall

eBook

A new and generous selection from New Zealand's foremost writer of short stories. P From the provinces to the cities, the remote landscapes to journeying overseas, Marshall's stories show a deep understanding of who and where we are. Sometimes he skewers...

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Here at the end of the world we learn to dance by Lloyd Jones

Here at the end of the world we learn to dance

Lloyd Jones

eBook

"'If you haven t fallen in love by the end of the dance you haven t danced the tango.' So says Rosa, fiery Argentinean restaurateur, to her 19-year-old kitchenhand and bumbling dance partner Lionel. As a story of the most captivating nature unravels,...

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Six clever girls who became famous women by Fiona Farrell

Six clever girls who became famous women

Fiona Farrell

eBook

The first part of this novel is about six girls at school in 1960; later we meet Kathy, Greer, Caroline Heather and Raeleen again in 1995, confronting the issues of middle age.

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Bloom by Kelly Ana Morey

Bloom

Kelly Ana Morey

eBook

"Constant Spry, newly liberated of her waitressing job, is summoned home by her grandmother, the irrepressible Mrs Angela Spry. Accompanied by Nanny Smack, the ghost who crochets tomorrow's sky, Connie journeys south to Goshen - a crossroads caught between...

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Opening little boxes  by Kees Lodder

Opening little boxes

Kees Lodder

Book

"Opening Little Boxes is a series of reflections by three generations of a family living in one home during the COVID-19 lockdown. Each chapter is written from the perspective of a different family member (including two pets). The characters reveal their...

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The Jacaranda House  by Deborah Challinor

The Jacaranda House

Deborah Challinor

Book

"Deborah Challinor returns with a spellbinding novel about a woman living in Sydney's notorious King's Cross in 1964. Polly Manaia is living in Sydney's notorious Kings Cross, working as an exotic dancer. She's desperate to bring her young daughter to...

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Night swimming by Emma Neale

Night swimming

Emma Neale

eBook

'I think I saw Jenny today. A hemisphere away and fifteen years later . . .' But could it be the same person that Marie now sees, the friend with whom she shared so much? The friend with whom she thought she would face all the uncertainties of adulthood....

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Drybread by Owen Marshall

Drybread

Owen Marshall

eBook

A graveyard is all that's left of the remote Central Otago settlement of Drybread, which miners, often hungry and disappointed, once searched for gold. It is to an old cottage nearby that Penny Maine-King flees with her young son, defying a Californian...

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Black earth, white bones by Chris Else

Black earth, white bones

Chris Else

eBook

Kit Wallace has spent his whole life running away. Through luck and lack of purpose he has finally washed up in the Pacific nation of Ventiak. Here, on the top floor of the Royal Albert Hotel, he avoids his past by drinking whisky and writing poetry he...

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Rocking Horse Road by Carl Nixon

Rocking Horse Road

Carl Nixon

eBook

The body of a teenage girl is found on the beach in the days leading up to Christmas, 1980. It's an event that makes a huge impact on all those who live along Rocking Horse Road, which runs through the Spit, a long 'finger of bone-dry sand' between the...

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